Butterfly Labs Shipping Update;- BFL Products Shipping Now

butterfly-labsOr at least that is what the mail says and since developers and reviewers have already been receiving 5 GH/s units it looks like we can believe it this time.

Hopeful miners have been reporting that they have been receiving email from Butterfly Labs asking them to telling them that their miners are about to ship and they need to give a final confirmation that they still wish to receive their ASIC bitcoin miners.  It also gives the opportunity to cancel their order and receive a refund.

Unfortunately it seems that the Butterfly Labs website has gone down in a self inflicted DDOS as thousands of miners attempt to agree or disagree with the new terms.  Please be patient with the website.

There already have been a few 5 GH/s ASIC bitcoin miners shipped to the developers of cgminer and bfgminer to ensure that the mining software will be ready as well as a few selected reviewers such as Dave from codinginmysleep.com and Butterfly Labs forum regular Grnbrg.

BFL_Josh even let slip to me that I might expect one in the post in order to get support ready for MinePeon.

I have included a copy of the email below if you did not get one.


Neil Fincham, the MineForeman has over 20 years experience in the computer industry and runs the MineForeman mining operation for the co-op members. He is also very dyslexic, so he appreciates anyone pointing out spelling errors.

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12 comments on “Butterfly Labs Shipping Update;- BFL Products Shipping Now
  1. bflupdate says:

    Let’s just hope they are with us as soon as possible. Did anyone else see the “Some text here” message upon Confirmation? :))

    • DBG says:

      lol yeah, seems like a rush job, although my order is now listed as “Processing” so I don’t mind. What I find most interesting is that a UK user asked via BFL’s official Twitter account how long it would take to receive a miner if he ordered today and the response was “2 months”. For sake of argument lets say they are talking about Jalapeños (which seem to be the units that BFL has the most of in stock/ready to ship). I order 1 Jalapeño on Feb. 9th for $149 (not including S/H… oh man if I had only known I would have ordered 2 or 3 more). I say that makes the chances of me receiving my Jalapeño in May pretty good.

      There are still a lot of unknowns regarding actual stock (esp. since changes have been made to the hardware/case/etc and I believe the last step of production is still all done by hand in the US), but this is good news and I hope everyone is able to recoup (and hopefully exceed) their original investment (I feel slightly bad for people who paid for Jalapeños or any other unit for that matter in Bitcoins early on… but who knows, the market could have shifted the other way and we’d all be making out like bandits).

  2. Elias says:

    Congrats! I’m excited. I only wish I had the money to upgrade from the Little Single to regular Single before it gets shipped.
    I’m also wondering if the power brick will be able to cope with 220V AC @ 60hertz. Any ideas on a solution?

    • EUGENE says:

      how do you actually confirm purchase?
      Mine says Processing…
      No confirmation buttons there

    • bflupdate says:

      Why are you worried about that? It’s standard! Where do you live?

      • eliashickman says:

        @Eugene. I checked the email I registered with on their website first. I had the same email as MineForeman. Then when I logged into BFL’s website a popup with two buttons on the bottom asked me if I wanted a “Refund” or “Confirm” my order.
        @bflupdate. I live in South Korea.

        • EUGENE says:

          I did not have any popups when I logged in…
          All I can see is PROCESSING ….
          Am I screwed or what now?

    • RedShirt says:

      just save $0.50 a day, you’ll have time to upgrade before yours ships.

  3. Levon says:

    Hooray! I got the same email and my order status is “confirmed”.
    This order was placed last October.
    Other orders places subsequently are still processing and I have not received additional emails asking me to confirm or refund. Just fyi.

  4. Jim Fowler says:

    If Josh thinks that designing a SHA-256 ASIC engine is a major undertaking, he’s clearly employing the wrong people to do the job. It can easily be designed by a junior engineer, and if they needed 3 tries at getting it right……I suspect it’s not an
    ASIC that they are using at all, but an Altera Cyclone V FPGA, and hence the power (and delivery) issues. If BFL or their designers had been using the correct Cadence or Synopsis design tools, they would have identified the power ‘problem’ a long time ago. And if it is an ASIC, why use 65nm and not 40 or 28? they had plenty of money for development, by all accounts

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